Connect with us

Phuket

Honda Phuket Bt50m renovation complete

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Anticipating continued strength in local auto sales, Honda of Phuket has invested some 50 million baht to renovate its dealership on Phang Nga Rd in Phuket Town.

The new facility’s service bays enable maintenance of up to 40 vehicles per day.

Montri Hongyok, managing director of Anuphas Wiwitgarn Co Ltd, said: “Renovation of the showroom and service center are complete after investment of 50 million baht. The showroom is now larger and can conveniently display up to five vehicles, while the increased capacity at our service center allows maintenance and repair of 40 cars per day.”

The company, authorized dealer for Honda cars in Phuket and Phang Nga, expects sales to top 1,600 cars from its three dealerships.

Anuphas Wiwitgarn Co Ltd also operates a large showroom on Chao Fa West Road in Wichit and a third dealership in Phang Nga’s Takua Thung District, just across the Sarasin Bridge from Phuket.

“The car market in Phuket remains strong. Some 700 to 800 new cars are registered each month here, roughly 180 of which are Hondas. We sold more than 1,000 cars during the first six months of this year, and our target for the year is 1,600,” Mr Monti said.

Sales are chiefly of smaller models like the Jazz, City and CRV.

The stumbling economy, however, has resulted in fewer car sales overall in Thailand, Mr Montri said.

This has forced leading car makers “to reduce investment in line with the shrinking market,” he added.

To ensure customer satisfaction in the increasingly competitive market, Mr Montri said Honda Phuket has implemented a booking system whereby those needing service can telephone the service center, which then appoints a date and time for repairs.

“Our new facilities are much more modern,” he explained. “The showroom has been redesigned to make customers feel at home. We’ve installed a Tiny Coffee branch, a reading area, cable TV, Internet and a children’s play area. We’ve also created an ‘Accessories Corner’ so that customers can inspect custom parts close up.”

The Honda dealerships are but one of the Hongyok clan’s many business interests on the island, which include investment in property development, hospitals, Shell petrol stations, coffee shops, the 1,600-rai Chao Fah City in Wichit, and the Phuket Country Club golf course in Kathu.

They also operate Ford and Mazda car dealerships on the island.

— Kom Chad Luek

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Songkhla2 mins ago

Songkhla factory fire injures 2

Malaysia17 hours ago

Malaysian beauty salon gets makeover as dentistry school

Thailand18 hours ago

Northern floods tragedy – Monks unable to help

Tourism19 hours ago

Xi’s Bangkok APEC trip to open tourist floodgates

Pattaya20 hours ago

Police to curb Pattaya Beach drinking after student gun fight

Phuket21 hours ago

9th and 10th monkeypox infections found in Phuket

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Coronavirus (Covid-19)21 hours ago

Face masks still required on public transport, in cinemas

Cannabis News22 hours ago

Pattaya man attacked at gunpoint for selling cannabis

Crime23 hours ago

Police seize 60 suspects in online ‘ghost guns’ sting

Thailand23 hours ago

Bangkok Secret Nightlife – Bangkok Red Light District Secret Museum

Coronation24 hours ago

King Charles III debuts on UK coins

Politics2 days ago

Vladimir Putin officially annexed four parts of Ukraine

Transport2 days ago

Phuket Airport officials pulled tourist from van, insisted they use airport taxi

Thailand2 days ago

Thailand’s strange laws – 10 strange laws in Thailand

Politics2 days ago

The long goodbye – Which way now for PM Prayut?

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending